Biography

Eugene counsels companies in all stages of their development from start-up through acquisition. He values his role as a trusted advisor and seeks to provide practical legal advice to all of his clients, taking into consideration their business and other objectives.

Over his years of practice, Eugene has gained significant transactional experience in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, sales and divestitures, joint venture arrangements, commercial loan transactions, and private offerings. He also advises start-ups and entrepreneurs on entity formation matters, founder issues, and business planning and strategy. Eugene frequently serves as outside general counsel to businesses in a wide variety of industries, including health care, telecommunications, manufacturing, software, and technology.

Prior to joining Verrill, Eugene practiced for many years in the Corporate Department at a midsize firm in Boston, where he represented some of New England's most dynamic privately held, middle-market companies.

Outside the office, Eugene is an active member of the community. He is a past president of the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Asian Community Development Corporation, which is the leading regional developer and preserver of affordable housing in areas of Greater Boston with high concentrations of Asian Americans.

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Education

  • American University Washington College of Law  (J.D., magna cum laude)
  • Amherst College  (B.A.)

Public Service

  • Asian Community Development Corporation, Board of Directors, Chair of the Finance Committee

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Washington, D.C.

Memberships

  • Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts, Immediate Past President, Board of Directors
  • Boston Bar Association, Co-chair, Recently Elected Partners Forum

Honors

  • Honored as a Go To Business Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2020
  • Recognized in the Lawyers of Color's Inaugural "Hot List" in 2013
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under Mergers & Acquisitions

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Firm Highlights

Blog

Four Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Chambers & Partners for Energy and Environmental Law in Maine

Verrill attorneys Juliet T. Browne, James I. Cohen, Gordon R. Smith, and Mathew J. Todaro were recently recognized for energy and environmental law in Maine in the 2022 Chambers & Partners Guide . Chambers...

News

Verrill Partner Robert Ruesch Elected to American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law’s Governing Committee

Event

Annual Update Part 6: Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion - Top Legal Challenges and Best Practices for Your Company

Join Verrill for its sixth session of the 2022 virtual Labor & Employment Annual Update Series. Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez will discuss steps that employers are taking to embrace diversity in their hiring practices...

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Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...

News

Verrill Elects Longtime Partner Scott Anderson as New Managing Partner

Matter

Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...

Blog

Health Plans: PCORI Fee Is Due August 1, 2022

What is the PCORI Fee? The Affordable Care Act created a non-profit corporation, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (“PCORI”), to conduct research to help individuals, providers, and policymakers make better healthcare choices by advancing...

Event

Implications of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act Webinar

Join Verrill's Robert Laplaca who will be presenting this webinar on understanding what risks confront gambling businesses operating on the internet. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was passed in 2006, but its implications...

Publication/Podcast

New DOJ Task Force Announced Will Impact Health Care Providers & Prescribers in Northern New England

Major enforcement news was released today, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, for medical professionals and anyone working in or around the health care space in Maine , New Hampshire , and Vermont . The United...

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BLM-Masked Employees of Whole Foods Lose Race Bias Appeal Regarding Dress Code

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston dismissed the appeal of a group of Whole Foods employees who were disciplined for wearing face masks with the phrase “Black...

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